Saturday, December 3, 2016

Games of Wednesday, June 18

The standings

Kansas City       30     21       .588     ---
Philadelphia      27     24        .529    3 
Seattle               30     27        .526    3
Chicago             26     24       .520     3.5
California          25     26       .490     5 
Montreal           25     26        .490     5
San Diego         24     28        .462     6.5
Cleveland          20     31       .392    10

Thursday's games
Cleveland (Hargan and Paul) at Seattle (Meyer and Brabender), 2
Chicago (Horlen) at San Diego (Santorini)

Cleveland 3, California 2 (12 innings): Larry Brown singled home Ken Harrelson with two outs in the bottom of the 12th to lift the Tribe. Brown also homered in the second inning. Winner Horacio Pina escaped the top of the 12th when Jose Cardenal gunned down Sandy Alomar at the plate. One of the two runs the Angels scored off starter Stan Williams was unearned. Ken Tatum was charged with the loss.

Montreal 5, Chicago 3: Rusty Staub homered and John Bateman scored twice for the Expos. Montreal got four innings of one-run (unearned) relief from three bullpen arms, with Dan McGinn getting the save for winner Jerry Robertson (five innings, three hits, two runs). Gary Peters took the loss for the White Sox; he allowed five runs in 7.1 innings on 12 hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

Philadelphia 3, San Diego 0: Rick Wise spun a five-hit shutout and drove in the final run of the Phillies' three-run fourth inning with a base hit off Joe Niekro. Dick Allen triple and singled in four at-bats and scored the first run. Wise walked four and struck out four.

Kansas City 9, Seattle 8: Bob Oliver homered twice, doubled twice, scored three runs and drove in four to power the Royals to the win. Pat Kelly, who homered, scored three times and Mike Fiore twice with a pair of RBIs. Steve Jones vultured the win after allowing a pair of runs in an inning of relief. Reliever Diego Segui took the loss for Seattle. Mike Hegan and Don Mincher each homered for the Pilots. Rich Rollins took a one-game injury for the Pilots; he will be replaced on the roster by Bob Meyer and is eligible to return after June 28.

Player of the Day: Bob Oliver, Kansas City

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